Sports Fields Permits

The Sports Fields, which features two natural turf ball fields sized for youth baseball, adult softball and soccer, are available for use by permit. 

Both baseball/softball fields can be used simultaneously. Each baseball/softball field contains a clay infield with full back stops and bleacher seating for 84.

Please note:

  • All applicants will be charged a $26 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit. 
  • Dates and field assignments are only confirmed once all relevant paperwork has been received, reviewed and approved.
Sample Events that would require a Sports Fields permit:
  • Adult softball or soccer league games/practices
  • Youth baseball, softball or soccer league games/practices
  • Corporate softball games

Key Dates

All applications must be submitted at least seven (7) days in advance of the planned event or activity. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Pre-Season Special Reservations Begin
April 1, 2017
Public Season Begins
May 1, 2017
Public Season Ends
October 1, 2017

Available Hours

The sports fields are available during the public season Monday-Sunday and during the shoulder season (April & October) Monday-Friday only. In 2017, the Island will be open to the public from May 1 - October 1. 

Monday - Friday
10 am - 6 pm
Saturday - Sunday
10 am - 7 pm

Available Spaces

Step One

Fill out the Sports Fields permit application form available below. Once your permit has gone through the initial review process and you will be contacted by TGI.

Step Two 

If applicable, submit payment for field use fee; TGI staff will let you know the total amount within (2) weeks.


Once payment is received your permit will be approved and you will be notified by TGI.

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If you are not yet a registered user, you will be prompted to sign up before you can fill out the application.

Register & Apply For Permit


Have more questions before applying? Read through these FAQs, or check out our Rules and Regulations.

The sports fields are available for reservation however a reservation is not required. During GI’s public hours field use is free for youth groups and $50/hour for adult use.

Personal vehicles are not allowed. Permitted events/programs are allowed to pre-register vehicles for ferry access via the Governors Island ferry, the Coursen. 

Vehicles are not permitted for grilling, gathering or sports field use reservations.

In the case of inclement weather groups can cancel or reschedule their date however all fees are non-refundable.